Results Value Mac

Results Value

Results Value is a rogue extension preventing users from using their preferred search engine, while installing its own. Results Value is in reality a malware of the browser hijacker class.

Results Value Mac

The Results Value Virus will display pop up ads and messages

A new ad-generating and page-redirecting piece of software has recently been reported to our “How to remove” team. The application is called Results Value Virus and could become part of your system in a number of ways if you are not careful. If you are have this piece on your PC and you have been getting bombarded by its never-ending stream of ads, pop-ups, page-redirects and banners, then it might be relieving to know that the security experts do not classify it as some nasty virus the rank of Ransomware or Trojans. Instead, Results Value is seen as a browser hijacker that has the purpose of generating profits for its creators from pay-per-click ads and sponsored page-redirects. In order to do its advertising job more effectively, Results Value Virus typically make changes to the users’ default browser (it could be Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, etc.) and a new homepage, search engine, a promoted toolbar or some other add-ons and buttons, without asking for approval. You can easily notice these changes right away because they appear the very moment you open your browser.  Luckily, there is a relatively easy and risk-free way to uninstall the unwanted toolbars and components and to remove the nagging ads once and for all. In fact, in the next paragraph, we have prepared a detailed removal guide and a dedicated Results Value Virus removal tool, which could help even a non-experienced computer user get rid of the browser hijacker and its disturbance. Take a look at them and, in case that you have questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment in the comments section at the end.

ResultsValue targets Mac

ResultsValue is primarily found on macOS machines, particularly Mojave. It is a direct results of the new wave of malware that has been plaguing macs in the past year.

To your relief, the way that Browser hijacker-based applications behave is not illegal and does not pose a direct danger to the system. Unlike real threats such as Trojans, Ransomware, and similar nasty viruses which are clearly created to cause harm, pieces of software like Results Value are unlikely to affect anything else on your machine except your default browser. In most of the cases, the users consider their activity as very annoying because the constant ad-generation and page-redirects can greatly disturb their normal browsing experience and can expose them to aggressive offers, links, and websites that they didn’t have any intention to interact with. Some people get irritated by the endless flow of ads that spam their screen the very moment they open their browser, while others fear that they may click on something malicious and land on insecure web locations. This explains why so many users are looking for safe and reliable methods of removing the hijacker and uninstalling its page-redirecting components from their computers. However, few people pay attention when it comes to browser hijacker installation prevention because they usually perform careless installations of software bundles and different free installers or download pirated software without. Be sure not to do this as it is how applications like Results Value may end up on your machine.


Name Results Value
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Your browser may constantly flood your screen with nagging ads and automatic page-redirects. 
Distribution Method Free software installers, program bundles, spam, ad-supported websites, torrents, email attachments. 
Detection Tool

Results Value Virus Removal

Results Value Mac

The first thing you need to do is to Quit Safari (if it is opened). If you have trouble closing it normally, you may need to Force Quit Safari:

You can choose the Apple menu and click on Force Quit.

Alternatively you can simultaneously press (the Command key situated next to the space bar), Option (the key right next to it) and Escape (the key located at the upper left corner of your keyboard).

If you have done it right a dialog box titled Force Quit Applications will open up.

In this new dialog window select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, then confirm with Force Quit again.

Close the dialog box/window.

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Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Results Value Mac

Once there, look at all the processes: if you believe any of them are hijacking your results, or are part of the problem, highlight the process with your mouse, then click the “i” button at the top. This will open up the following box:

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Now click on Sample at the bottom:

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Do this for all processes you believe are part of the threat, and run any suspicious files in our online virus scanner, then delete the malicious files:

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    The next step is to safely launch Safari again. Press and hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari. This will prevent Safari’s previously opened pages from loading again. Once Safari is opened up, you can release the Shift key.

    On the off chance that you are still having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages in Safari, you may need to take some additional measures.

    First, Force Quit Safari again.

    Now if you are using a Wi-Fi connection turn it off by selecting Wi-Fi off in you Mac’s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable.

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    Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now, Click on Preferences in the Safari menu,

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    and then again on the Extensions tab,

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    Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don’t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don’t want to take any risks you can safely uninstall all extensions, none are required for normal system operation.
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    The threat has likely infected all of your browsers. The instructions below need to be applied for all browsers you are using.

    Again select Preferences in the Safari Menu, but this time click on the Privacy tab,
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    Now click on Remove All Website Data, confirm with Remove Now. Keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.

    Still in the Preferences menu, hit the General tab

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    Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
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    Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.

    Results Value Mac How to Remove Results Value From Firefox in OSX:

    Open Firefoxclick on Results Value Mac (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

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    The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.

    Results Value MacHow to Remove Results Value From Chrome in OSX:

     Start Chrome, click Results Value Mac —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  Results Value Mac.

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     Click Results Value Mac again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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